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Man jailed for 20 years after attacking baby girl

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Chelmsford Crown Court

2:32pm Friday 31st October 2014

A MAN has been jailed for 20 years for causing life changing injuries to a 10-week old baby girl in his care in a "heinous" crime.

Football mad father dies

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

9:08am Friday 31st October 2014

A GRIEVING family has urged people to get their hearts checked after a father-of- two died suddenly.

96 hour fire strike begins

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

6:06pm Friday 31st October 2014

A 96 hour fire strike began at 6pm tonight

Brave soldier Lance Corporal Scott Hardy remembered

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

5:00pm Friday 31st October 2014

A SOLDIER from Chelmsford is being remembered this week as British troops leave Afghanistan after a war which spanned 13 years.

Oyster Feast underway in Colchester

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Secret report reveals 54 struck down after Colchester Oyster Feast

4:39pm Friday 31st October 2014

SHELLFISH was aplenty as this year’s Oyster Feast got underway in Colchester.

Bikers to do their bit for ill children

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Colchester General Hospital

4:30pm Friday 31st October 2014

MODS and rockers will be doing their bit to bring Christmas cheer to ill children in hospital.

Guy Fawkes ready for Bonfire Night display

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

4:28pm Friday 31st October 2014

A husband-and-wife team has created the centrepiece for Colchester’s Bonfire Night display for the 44th time.

Top award for spa

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

3:29pm Friday 31st October 2014

A SPA has been recognised for its work in the beauty industry.

U’s fan Steve Lamacq given birthday shirt surprise

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

3:26pm Friday 31st October 2014

COLCHESTER United fan and BBC Radio 6 Music DJ Steve Lamacq got a 50th birthday surprise present when he was invited to the U’s training ground.

Vehicle into pond following incident in Coggeshall

Maldon and Burnham Standard: A361 closed at Sampford Peverell

3:10pm Friday 31st October 2014

A vehicle has left the road and is in a river following an incident.

Former council manager jailed for three years after admitting £200,000 fraud

Maldon and Burnham Standard: David Archer

2:55pm Friday 31st October 2014

A FORMER play services manager at Chelmsford City Council has been jailed for three years having admitted fraud and theft totalling over £200,000.

Fresh wave of interim managers to start at Colchester hospitals next month

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

5:11pm Friday 31st October 2014

THE managerial merry-go-round at Colchester’s hospitals has seen another change at the top.

Pub beats off 1,000 entrants to win darts prize

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

1:00pm Friday 31st October 2014

A GREAT Baddow pub has been crowned champion of the world’s biggest pub darts competition.

Residents fork out £23,000 to increase lowly broadband speeds

Maldon and Burnham Standard: The Federation of Small businesses (FSB) in the North East is calling for Government to adopt much more ambitious targets for rolling out high speed broadband for businesses across the region.

11:14am Friday 31st October 2014

RESIDENTS who turned down the chance to have internet cables laid 20 years ago have dug deep to fund a project worth tens of thousands of pounds to increase their broadband speeds.

Controversial Prettygate Tesco seeks permission to open from 6am until 11pm

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

10:00am Friday 31st October 2014

A CONTROVERSIAL Tesco - which residents believe council planning bosses were “tricked” into allowing to go ahead - plans to open from 6am until 11pm.

Free fireworks display in Mersea

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Five Valleys fireworks (12000317)

9:53am Friday 31st October 2014

A FREE firework display will light up the sky over Mersea Island tomorrow.

Treatment given to pair following carbon monoxide leak

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

9:25am Friday 31st October 2014

TWO people had to be given oxygen therapy following a carbon monoxide leak in their home.

Crimestoppers plea to help find sex attacker

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Illegal resident held in Swindon wedding scam fear

9:10am Friday 31st October 2014

CRIME-FIGHTING charity Crimestoppers is offering a reward for information after a sexual assault in Clacton.

Graffiti crackdown launched

Maldon and Burnham Standard: CONCERN: Cllr Michael Walls with PC Amanda Simpson next to graffiti in Queensbury

8:50am Friday 31st October 2014

A CAMPAIGN to crack down on a growing amount of graffiti in Colchester has been launched.

Confusion as new estate is called ‘hazelnut’

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

9:16am Friday 31st October 2014

DEVELOPERS have left residents bemused after naming a new housing estate after the Spanish word for hazelnut.

Stevi Ritchie: I’m dropping gimmicks to wow X Factor fans

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

8:26am Friday 31st October 2014

X FACTOR outsider Stevi Ritchie says he will prove his doubters wrong tomorrow by ditching the gimmicks.

Taxi drivers furious at bus lane tickets they shouldn’t get

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

8:24am Friday 31st October 2014

OUTRAGED taxi drivers are still being wrongly fined for using Colchester’s bus lanes – more than a year after they were introduced.

I dare you to enter my scary graveyard.... and give cash to charity

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

8:21am Friday 31st October 2014

CHEF Adrian Stephen has cooked up a spooky treat for Halloween, turning his garden into a graveyard to raise money for charity.

Fisherman: I nearly died at sea

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

7:00am Friday 31st October 2014

A FISHERMAN has told of his horror as he drifted out to sea clinging to the side of his boat.

Fire crews fight tumble dryer blaze

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

8:49pm Thursday 30th October 2014

FIRE fighters fought a blaze which started in a tumble dryer.

Sample British Wines at Chelmsford sea food restaurant

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

7:00pm Thursday 30th October 2014

SEAFOOD and wine lovers can sample award-winning British wines at Chelmsford’s Loch Fyne restaurant on Tuesday, November 4.

Phones 4U store taken over by Vodafone

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Vodafone anticipates upturn with £7bn networks investment

5:00pm Thursday 30th October 2014

THE former Phones 4U store in Chelmsford High Street has been reopened by Vodafone as one of the 139 stores saved by the mobile giant.

Charity hosts Halloween inspired green-screen workshop

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

5:04pm Thursday 30th October 2014

YOUNG people were turned into zombies and monsters before acting in front of a green screen during a Halloween workshop.

Medic’s award for tour of duty

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

5:00pm Thursday 30th October 2014

AN army reserve medic sent into combat in Afghanistan with less than a day’s notice has been given a commendation.

£7k spent on bar’s cancelled appeal

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

4:58pm Thursday 30th October 2014

COLCHESTER Council spent nearly £7,000 reviewing a controversial bar’s licence, only to shelve most of its planned actions, it has been revealed.

Bob's bonfire's been going for 40 years, now it's time to step aside

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

4:46pm Thursday 30th October 2014

BOB Schofield never thought his bonfire night would catch on like it has.

MP calls on Prime Minister to grant devolution for Essex

Maldon and Burnham Standard: MP Russell questions PM on defence cuts

4:33pm Thursday 30th October 2014

Colchester MP Sir Bob Russell has called on the Prime Minister to ensure Essex has the same independent powers as Scotland.

Tribute to the baby whose death saved lives of four others

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

4:35pm Thursday 30th October 2014

THE family of a baby girl whose organs were donated to save four lives have been given an award in her honour.

Fire at Meadows Shopping Centre in city

Maldon and Burnham Standard: The Meadows shopping centre

3:08pm Thursday 30th October 2014

A SMALL fire broke out at Meadows Shopping Centre this afternoon.

Overnight closure for Colchester town centre car park due to roadworks

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

2:58pm Thursday 30th October 2014

A town centre car park will be closed overnight for a week due to nearby roadworks.

Hannah Witheridge murder UPDATED: Two men offered new DNA tests after retracting statements

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

2:30pm Thursday 30th October 2014

TWO men accused of murdering Essex University student Hannah Witheridge have been offered new DNA tests after retracting their confessions.

Rugby club urges dog owners to clear up mess after spate of recent incidents

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

2:27pm Thursday 30th October 2014

Rugby players have cried foul over dog mess on their pitches.

Chelmsford MP encouraged by latest unemployment figures

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Chelmsford MP Simon Burns

1:00pm Thursday 30th October 2014

THE latest unemployment figures released by the Office for National Statistics show numbers in Chelmsford have dropped by 38 from the previous month.

Planners recommend approval for 138 homes on former garrison site

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

10:46am Thursday 30th October 2014

A development of 138 homes looks set to be approved, despite fears it will blight a Colchester landmark.

County councillor claims free food is justified because he works so hard

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Rodney Bass, county councillor for highways, has urged those who are invited to take part to complete the survey.

10:45am Thursday 30th October 2014

A SENIOR councillor, who claimed nearly £1,000 of free food at Essex County Council's canteen, has insisted it shows how hard he works.

One in five children in Colchester living below poverty line

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

10:42am Thursday 30th October 2014

ONE in five children in Colchester are living in poverty, according to a charity.

UPDATE: A12 reopen - Man dies after being hit by "numerous vehicles" on the A12

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

9:43am Thursday 30th October 2014

A MAN has died after being hit by a "number of vehicles" on the A12.

Driver cut free after Colchester crash leaves car upside down

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

8:46am Thursday 30th October 2014

A DRIVER had to be cut free after his car rolled and ended up on its roof in a residential street in Colchester.

County Hall boss: It's up to you to help us save £237 million

Maldon and Burnham Standard: County councillor David Finch, head of finance at Essex County Council.

8:05am Thursday 30th October 2014

THE leader of Essex County Council has asked you to help it save £200,000 a day by picking up litter or checking on elderly neighbours.

UPDATED 10.40am: All lanes reopen following fatal A12 crash

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Police want to talk to the driver of a silver car who failed to stop after a crash

8:03am Thursday 30th October 2014

A MAN has died after being hit by cars on the A12.

Parking ticket victory following huge online support

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

7:00am Thursday 30th October 2014

A WOMAN’S fight against a parking ticket gathered thousands of supporters online.

UPDATED Wednesday 2.30pm: Colchester holidaymaker may have died as a result of a fall

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

2:40pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

A POST mortem examination proved inconclusive following the death of a Colchester holidaymaker

Residents anger at lack of action over alleged brothel

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Essex Police closed the station as part of £2.5million cuts.

8:05am Wednesday 29th October 2014

ESSEX Police have angered residents by saying they have not got enough evidence to prove there is illegal activity at an alleged brothel.

Docs told man his cancer was terminal... when it wasn't

Maldon and Burnham Standard: File photo dated 23/04/12 of the NHS logo as hospitals are so full that elderly patients are being discharged in the middle of the night and routine blood tests are being conducted at 3am, the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) has warned. PRESS ASSOCIATIO

5:00pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

A CANCER patient who was told his illness was terminal, when it wasn’t, was refused a second opinion by the Mid Essex Hospital NHS Trust.

Health boss claims personality disorder service does not reach enough people

Maldon and Burnham Standard:

4:47pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

Mental health services should expand to benefit more people with personality disorders in Colchester and Tendring, according to NHS bosses.

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